LeBron James’ people (but not LeBron) to meet with Philadelphia Sunday

Kawhi Leonard

Superstar Kawhi Leonard recently stated disinterest with the San Antonio Spurs and would like to be traded. Or the Rockets could sign James as a free agent, but it would make it impossible for them to re-sign free agents Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and Clint Capela without those players taking substantial paycuts. While Golden State has more valuable top-tier players, the Celts are the better bank with young talent (Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier) and draft picks (futures from Sacramento and Memphis). "He has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play in San Antonio and will eventually alert rival teams considering trades for him that his intention is to sign in Los Angeles when he can become a free agent in 2019, league sources said".

The Spurs have always been most intrigued with Boston's trade assets, but it remains unclear how rich of a package the Celtics are willing to offer without a full understanding of the long-term implications of Leonard's quadriceps injury, or an assurance that they can be certain of Leonard's willingness to consider a long-term commitment next summer, league sources said.

Now that James' deal is done, will the Lakers shift their focus in trying to put a package together to acquire the two-time Defensive Player of the Year?

As for Leonard and the Spurs, it appears as though their relationship is beyond fix.

Speculation centers around contenders, including the Houston Rockets, Spurs, Lakers, 76ers and Celtics, but James shed no light on his plans in multiple interviews broaching the topic.

Bali airport resumes operations day after volcano Mount Agung erupts
Volcanic ash is hard and abrasive, and can damage propellers and turbo compressor blades, as well as scratching cockpit windows. Bali's main global gateway will be closed until at least Friday evening, according to officials who spoke to AFP news agency.

The Cavaliers can re-sign James, but they don't have the salary-cap flexibility to sign other free agents in order to upgrade their roster.

Kawhi Leonard has a strong desire to play in Los Angeles. "I think other people have said every player in the National Basketball Association is virtually tradeable".

Kawhi Leonard is not opposed to playing for the Clippers, he just wants to play in his hometown.

Trading for Leonard would be very risky for the Celtics as they already have a team that could contend for the title. However, regardless of who they are, it's those three first-round picks that really highlight just how much value Leonard holds right now.

The question now becomes which team could offer up the best package in a potential Leonard deal. The notion that the Clippers are a dark horse to acquire Kawhi Leonard can not be ignored.

Related News:

  • Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

    Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

    Trump has threatened to impose significant new tariffs on auto parts and cars if Canada implements the retaliatory tariffs. Today's announcement is a good first step to counter the impact of unreasonable US trade demands on workers in Canada.
    NBA Free Agency Rumors: Kawhi And LeBron Had A Chat

    NBA Free Agency Rumors: Kawhi And LeBron Had A Chat

    If LeBron does not opt in to his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, he will become an unrestricted free agent. On the flip side, the Celtics are rumored to be dipping their toe into the water on trade talks for Leonard.
    Germany out; Sweden, Mexico through

    Germany out; Sweden, Mexico through

    South Korea's Kim Young-Gwon scored in stoppage time to put his side in front, stunning the Germans as they pushed for a victor . Germany are now second in Group F ahead of Sweden only by the fair play rule, as they have less yellow cards as a team overall.
  • Dem congresswoman among anti-Trump protesters arrested inside Capitol office building

    Dem congresswoman among anti-Trump protesters arrested inside Capitol office building

    It is rare that the Capitol Police would arrest a member on Capitol grounds. At one point, Merkley donned a foil sheet as he gave a TV interview.
    Revellers pour into rainy Toronto for Pride Parade

    Revellers pour into rainy Toronto for Pride Parade

    Among activists, supporters, and organisers were also celebrities to celebrate and show love to LGBTQ groups. Viewers blow confetti onto the Toronto Pride Parade below as they cheer in Toronto on June 24, 2018.
    IOS 12 Beta 3 And Public Beta 1 Expected Release Date

    IOS 12 Beta 3 And Public Beta 1 Expected Release Date

    It found that Android owners who switched to Apple's iPhone tended to disproportionately purchase larger Plus form factor iPhones. Just keep in mind that some of the features arriving with the latest software will require or work better on more recent models.
  • 'It's bad': Capital Gazette reporter tweets account of newspaper shooting

    'It's bad': Capital Gazette reporter tweets account of newspaper shooting

    Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI were aiding in the law enforcement response. However, a law enforcement official has told the Associated Press that the suspect has been identified as Jarrod W.
    Germany Fails To Advance Out Of Group Stage For First Time

    Germany Fails To Advance Out Of Group Stage For First Time

    Sweden won the group after thrashing Mexico 3-0 to also deny South Korea a spot in the knockout stages. Germany are four-time Football World Cup champions and have always cleared the group stage hurdle.
    Trump 'surprised' by Harley-Davidson move to shift work out of US

    Trump 'surprised' by Harley-Davidson move to shift work out of US

    In 2017, Harley sold almost 40,000 new motorcycles in Europe which accounted for more than 16 percent of the company's sales. Harley-Davidson determined that the tariffs would therefore eat up $30 million to $45 million of the current year's profit.
  • 'Cutting Iran's oil from market by November  impossible'

    'Cutting Iran's oil from market by November impossible'

    Then, Iran had some $150 billion of currency stored overseas in countries such as China and Turkey as well as European banks. Iranians across the country have been protesting the nation's crumbling economy and government leadership for months.
    Win over England not priority, says Belgium coach

    Win over England not priority, says Belgium coach

    Marcus Rashford is expected to take Raheem Sterling's place and Dele Alli is available again after training for the past two days. We need to breed that mentality. "It just wouldn't be authentic for what we've been trying to build for the last two years".
    #PermitPatty Says She's Receiving Death Threats Since Viral Video

    #PermitPatty Says She's Receiving Death Threats Since Viral Video

    Meanwhile, following the outrage, one Twitter user purchased four Disneyland tickets for Jordan, her family said. News reports Alison Ettel confronted Jordan Rogers on Friday as the young girl sold the water outside her home .


Most liked

Cavs face big decisions in draft with Lebron's fate TBA
If there's no good landing spot or flawless landing spot for him then Cleveland maybe turns out by default to be the best place. The Cavs are said to be clueless as to what James will ultimately decide to do heading into the NBA Draft later this week.

Watch Croatia Vs. Denmark 2018 FIFA World Cup Live Stream
Subs: Livakovic, Corluka, Kovacic, Kramaric, Jedvaj, Bradaric, Caleta-Car, Badelj, Pjaca, Pivaric, Lovre Kalinic. The Danes surged to grab a second, but a sneaky Martin Braithwaite was unable to pounce on a through ball.

[BREAKING] Croatia Vs Denmark enters penalty shoot-out
But he scored one in the ensuing shoot-out, with Croatia triumphing after Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic scored the decisive kick. Josip Pivaric (for Strinic 81) - 5 - Brought on for the tiring legs of Strinic and filled in at left-back comfortably.

Fans react to blistering start in Croatia v Denmark
Croatia v Denmark TV Channel: How do I watch Croatia v Denmark on TV? "We are not easy to play against", captain Simon Kjaer said. For that creative energy, he will rely heavily on key player Christian Eriksen .

N. Korea aiming to hide ongoing nuclear production
Trump had showered Kim with praises, calling him a "very talented man", and made security concessions in return for very little. White House national security adviser John Bolton .

Spain vs. Russia, Last 16
Despite overwhelming possession time, Spain were unable to break down the Russian defence even after extra-time. They though they had penalty with five minutes left in the match, with Pique seemingly pulled down in the area.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Victory Is a Canary in the Dems' Coal Mine
Her campaign centered on a progressive agenda of Medicare for all, jobs for all and immigration for all. Pelosi, who has vowed to stay on as leader, downplayed the election results.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Sets New Nürburgring Record
Over the course of the lap record the 919 hit a top speed of 229.28mph and covered the track at an average speed of over 148mph. On May 28 in 1983, Stefan Bellof lapped the world-renowned track with a Porsche 956 C in a legendary time of 6:11.13 minutes.

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan help India beat Ireland in Dublin T20
However, the Ireland Cricket team are no pushovers and have T20 specialists like Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien in the team . After thrashing Ireland in the 1st T20I, Team India is all set to face the Irish side in the final and T20I at Dublin .

Uruguay beat Russia to win Group A - KBC | Kenya's Watching
The Paris Saint-Germain forward put a rebound into the left corner of the net after Diego Godin's header was parried by Akinfeev. The Uruguayans and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera have not allowed a goal in any of the team's six matches this year.

Joe Jackson, father of Michael and Janet Jackson, dead at 89
Joe copped to it but, far from apologizing. he said his methods made his kids successful and kept them out of jail. During his life, Joe Jackson was known for managing the Jackson 5 and bringing his children into the spotlight.

Rampant Mexico put Korea to the sword
In midfield, they lack a dedicated creative force, preferring the hard working Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado. Group E concludes on Wednesday, when Mexico play Sweden in Ekaterinburg and Germany play South Korea in Kazan.

Arrests in fatal stabbing of Bronx teen seen dragged on video
De Blasio called the killing a "disgusting terrible incident" and said "everyone responsible will be brought to justice". In total, sources say police have picked up five men who investigators say are all alleged gang members.

Actress Heather Locklear arrested again in Ventura County
He said deputies were called to her southern California home after a domestic dispute call at about 11pm on Sunday. Additionally, Locklear and ex-fiance Jack Wagner were ordered to appear in court in 2012 after a violent fight.

Hazard, Lukaku Goals Put Belgium in Control Against Tunisia
Belgium are beginning to look the part at this summer's World Cup , with another resounding victory over the Eagles of Carthage. With less than five minutes on the clock, Hazard was brought down by Syam Ben Youssef .